The Teamwork Training team

 

Paddy Driscoll   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Driscoll MSc (Clinical Animal Behaviour) APDT(UK) (no 246)

 

used to live in Surrey where she established her dog training business, Teamwork Training, in 1996. The business relocated to Lincoln in 2003. She currently owns a German Spitz and a Golden Retriever. She has owned, fostered and rehabilitated many rescue dogs of a variety of breeds,  mostly for German Spitz Welfare and also for the rescue charity Dogs in Need and currently gives behaviour and training support to Jerry Green Dog Rescue. She was a pioneer of clicker training being one of the first trainers in the UK to adopt it not just with her own dogs, but also in classes. She specialises in aggressive and so called "reactive" behaviour.  She is a long standing member of the UK Association of Pet Dog Trainers (no 246).

QUALIFICATIONS

MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour

EXPERIENCE

  • BREED SHOWING - made up 2 champions in 2 different breeds, including the the first ever clicker trained show champion in the UK. Used to be on a number of breed club judging lists (open show level).
  • OBEDIENCE - C only, and gained BEx, with an AussieXCollie, having originally won out of Beginners with a German Spitz. Judges up to Test B.
  • AGILITY - she reached the finals of the Barbour Mini Pairs competition 2 years in succession. Grade 3.
  • trained dogs for - but not competed - working trials and canine freestyle/htm
  • rehabilitation and fostering problem dogs for rehoming
  • lectured for a number of years on both undergraduate and post graduate courses in training and behaviour at Bishop Burton College; teaching support at Lincoln University

WHAT ELSE?

  • Member of DogAid
  • Enhanced CRB checked
  • Contributing author 'Teach Yourself Dog Training' and author of numerous artciles in a variety of dog magazines
  • Behaviour and training adviser to Jerry Green Dog Rescue
  • She is co-author of

    Differences in trait impulsivity indicate diversification of dog breeds into working and show lines. Fernanda Ruiz Fadel, Patricia Driscoll, Malorzata Pilot, Hannah Wright, Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 22162 (2016) which earned her and the co-authors Scientific Reports' 'Top 100 read articles 2016'.

     

 hannah and dogs     

Hannah Wright PhD APDT(UK) (no 1158)

 

Hannah is an extremely skilled trainer with over thirteen years’ experience in dog training and instructing group classes. She loves to work with people to get the best out of their pet dogs while making sure the dogs are happy and confident in daily life. Hannah has extensive practical experience with dogs, having previously worked in kennels, veterinary clinics, rescue, assistance dogs and training & behaviour sectors. Hannah currently owns two border collies.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Zoology, PhD Dog Behaviour, Member of APDT, UK

Attended hundreds of hours of CPD including seminars, workshops and practical courses with many leading training and behaviour experts from around the world. 

  • TRAINING: Trained multiple dogs in a variety of disciplines including: Basic to advanced domestic training, good citizens, trick training, obedience, scent work, tracking, search & rescue, and agility (competing up to Grade 5).
  • TEACHING: Over ten years class and 1-to-1 teaching experience including: Puppy, beginner adult, follow on, advanced, Life Skills, Gnasher club, “reactive” dogs, agility, scent work and tracking.
  • SPECIALIST AREAS: Puppy raising to prevent behaviour problem development, management and rehabilitation of rescue dogs and dogs with behaviour problems, training for low stress handling and veterinary care.

WHAT ELSE?

  • Exceptional training, instructing and mentoring skills in the animal behaviour & training field (mainly dogs but has trained various other species including zoo and marine animals)
  • Strong academic skills - scientific researcher in dog behaviour, cognition and human-animal interactions for over 10 years
  • Published multiple papers in peer reviewed academic journals in animal behaviour, cognition and welfare
  • Training and behaviour consultancy, seminars and workshops for various organisations across the UK
  • Had held many positions of responsibility, including committee and trustee posts
  • Visiting research fellow at the University of Lincoln (Animal Behaviour)
  • Years of experience in the rescue and rehoming sector
  • Years of experience in the assistance dog sector